Kingsbridge: ‘It’s clearly been a difficult year for contractors, with the combined effects of Covid-19 and Brexit already weighing heavily on their shoulders, and IR35 is yet another challenge to contend with’.
APSCo: ‘It is disappointing that this research has come to light so late in the day, leaving little time for action from HMRC’.
Liz Barclay, an experienced business advocate and former journalist, will be the first female Small Business Commissioner.
Figures show that more than 10.7 million people managed to submit their 2019/20 self-assessment tax return by the 31st January deadline date.
IPSE: ‘The pandemic has done disproportionate financial damage to the self-employed sector: after this, it simply cannot take the added hit of the changes to IR35’.
IPSE: ‘The pandemic has brought disproportionate financial struggles on many self-employed women. Even before 2020, they faced a much greater gender pay gap than among employees’.
FSB: ‘While the furlough extension is much-needed, small employers are still struggling due to high national insurance contributions and the removal of the job retention bonus’.
APSCo: ‘The road map provides clarity for some, but there are still a number of gaps that need to be addressed swiftly’.